Geology - The science of geology Geology is the science...

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The science of geology Geology is the science that pursues an understanding of planet Earth Physical geology –Materials composing Earth and processes Historical geology - Origin of Earth and its development through time
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The science of geology Geology, people, and the environment Natural hazards, resources, world population growth, and environmental issues
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Geologic time The magnitude of geologic time Involves vast times – millions or billions of years Many geological processes are very gradual
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Geologic time Relative dating Dates are placed in their proper sequence or order without knowing their age in years Absolute dating Accurate dates to events
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The geologic time scale
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The nature of scientific inquiry Scientific method Involves gathering facts through observations and formulation of hypotheses and theories How or why things happen are explained using: Hypothesis – a tentative (or untested) explanation Theory – a well-tested and widely accepted view
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The rock cycle The loop that involves the processes by which one rock changes to another
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course GEOL 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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Geology - The science of geology Geology is the science...

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